The Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested prime accused Maninder Singh from west Delhi on Tuesday (February 16). According to Delhi Police, arrested another ‘wanted person’ Maninder Singh in the Red Fort violence case near Pitam Pura yesterday. They have recovered two swords from his house in Swaroop Nagar.
Police have informed that they have begun initial interrogation of the accused.
This is the third arrest in the Red Fort violence case. Previously, Delhi Police arrested actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu on February 9, who was sent to seven-day judicial custody by a Delhi court on the same day. The Delhi Police also said that it had video evidence to back its claim that Sidhu instigated the crowd to not follow the assigned route for the Tractor Rally.
Delhi Police confirmed that it has arrested another accused named Iqbal Singh in connection with the January 26 violence case, on Wednesday (February 10). Delhi Police’s special cell made the arrest from Hoshiarpur area in Punjab. Previously, the police had announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for his arrest.
Visuals from January 26 show the clash between the protesting farmers and Delhi Police, in which a group of protestors broke barricades at ITO and stormed into Red Fort where they unfurled the Nisan Sahib flag on an empty flagpole. The clashes left more than 300 policemen injured and a farmer dead, and since have been a bone of contention between the Centre and farmers who have been demanding repealing of three farm laws.